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[aprssig] Interesting. CQ Server sounds like Twitter

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 9 22:21:39 UTC 2012

As I listen at the start, I should have mentioned that the part I heard was around the middle at about 20 to 30 minutes in.  They talk about using Twitter to gather information for reporting, from many trusted sources.
73, Steve, K9DCI 
--- On Mon, 1/9/12, Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com> wrote:

I was unable to listen to this whole On Point program, but what I heard made me think that the CQ Server concept sounds like Twitter and could be just as powerful, or just as inane.
On Point, an NPR program seems to be more substantive than most.
I didn't see a transcript, but you can listen here:

73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)
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--- On Mon, 1/9/12, Sander Pool <sander_pool at pobox.com> wrote:

From: Sander Pool <sander_pool at pobox.com>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] OT: Yaesu to release digital amateur radio gear
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Date: Monday, January 9, 2012, 3:46 PM

EL is purely repeater linking oriented. It is unaware that you're standing somewhere with your HT, there is no check-in process that lets the system know you can be reached on EL node xyz. I'm leaving the PC client out for a moment as that really doesn't help you connect to anyone if you're in the field. As I understand it DSTAR keeps track of where a certain radio (callsign) was last heard and this allows it to route calls world wide. I don't think EL provides anything like that. Call sign squelch is also a nice feature and the demo I saw of moving files with an easy explorer interface on your PC is powerful stuff for local tactical nets.

I chose for my first HT the D72 as I was more interested in APRS than DSTAR at the time but I can definitely see the use for DSTAR as both fun and more serious usage. I will probably add a DSTAR radio at some point. If you need to chose one radio over another then all you can do is enumerate your needs and buy the best match. If you are in an active DSTAR area I'd say it would be a great choice. 

That all said I doubt simplex and repeater FM will ever go away. With cheap but decent Chinese HTs and maybe soon mobiles they will connect us for years to come.


    Sander W1SOP

PS sent 1/9/12 at 4:44PM EST

On 1/9/2012 4:30 PM, Gregg Wonderly wrote: 
Echolink is just voice.  D-Star supports data.  

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